More Afghan Girls in Schools
Afghan girls and their families are demanding greater access to education in their worn-torn country. Since the removal of the Taliban, millions of children have entered the school system—many for the first time. Girls are still substantially under-represented among the students flooding the Afghanistan education system. As the system is slowly rebuilt, there are still large gaps. Sahar works to close those gaps and get more girls in school.
One of the largest problems facing Afghan students is the lack of schools. In Mazar city center, where we concentrate our work, thousands of children attend schools built for just a few hundred students. For girls, there aren't enough high schools. Many of the girls who began school in 2002 (Post-Taliban) started at the first-grade level. The Afghan Ministry of Education can't keep up with demand. Sahar-funded projects help meet this need.
Training teachers, especially women, is an integral part of providing access to education for all girls in Afghanistan.The Afghan teacher training centers funded and managed by Sahar have taught several hundred rural teachers the fundamentals of teaching. We’ve focused specifically on training teachers at rural girls’ schools, where it is most difficult for girls to get to school.
Sahar’s Digital Literacy Program opens doors to higher education and job skills through technology for girls in Afghanistan. Sahar provides the only computer lab for public elementary or high school girls in the areas where we work. Today, Sahar operates three computer centers in several of our schools in rural and urban areas, serving 1,500 girls each year.
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Sahar helps more Afghan girls get in school and stay in school. Learn more about our programs:
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